Monday, September 29, 2014

Private Eyes and Prayer Request

Here's my final face for the September 29 Faces Challenge, "Private Eyes," and she's also the second of my colored pencil portraits inspired by 80s music.

Below are all 29 faces in no particular order.

I would also like to ask if you could keep positive thoughts and prayers for my former boss's grandson, Chad, who is four years old and was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last week. Apparently, the survival rate is low for his type of cancer, but I believe in miracles and the power of prayer, so please take a moment to read his story at ChadTough. Thank you so much!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me? and Medusa Wig

The above drawing was sketched on a long car trip and the one below is a line doodle that I turned into a drawing. It's important not to throw mistakes away; they may give you future ideas once you spice them up a bit.

I'm not thrilled with her but she's effective. I prefer the snakes to the chica but that happens. You can't love them all.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


This means tormented in Spanish. I think her gesture shows this more than the expression on her face but she's still not right in the head, so to speak; however, like all the chicas I sketch (inspired by true stories), she'll move on to follow her bliss.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


She measure 2.5" X 3.5" and is an ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals).

I'm challenging myself by working smaller in a couple of these challenges. I love that I can take the cards on the run with me and sell them on eBay. Now let's see if I have a buyer.

Sister Golden Hair

This chica was inspired by the America song from the 70s. It's about a man who wants a woman but doesn't want to take their relationship to the next level. He can dream about her but he can't envision her being a part of his happily ever after.

I spoke with a guy recently who's feeling like this about the cool, fun, sexy woman in his life. She's not his type but she appears to rock his world. Apparently, he wants a chica he can respect, but the ones he respects bore him to tears.

Lust can be complicated.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Roja and BRAD

Here's my Sunday Sketch entitled, "Roja," a quick one but it sets the mood and my new rule (well, it's been in effect for a while but I don't always follow it)...STOP when you get the essence or feeling of a subject. No need for overkill. Less is more. Stop while you're ahead. All good advice.

I'll leave you with some of my favorite pics from last night's art walk, which was a lot of fun, and you may recognize the blogger next to me as "SeƱorita." She's an art lover as well, now living in Miami.

Here we are shadow dancing in Victor Minca's studio...

and checking out some of his chicas. Who doesn't love Marilyn and Bardot?

My favorite portrait of the night was created by Miguel Rodez, one of my favorite artists in the BRAD (Bird Road Art District). Here is his subject posing next to his painting. It's so beautifully done, you want to spend time alone with it staring at his brush strokes, preferably with a glass of red but it's not necessary.

PS - Here's a close-up.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


This one is called "Falling" from my Facebook album, "Doodles Gone Wild."

Happy Weekend! Tonight is the BRAD (Bird Road Art District) Art Walk where I hope to reunite with good friends, meet some new ones and soak in all the fresh artwork.

Enjoy your day! ♥